It’s an exciting time to step into the captivating realm of Diablo 4, a world shrouded in darkness where thrilling adventures lie in wait.

But before embarking on your perilous journey through the treacherous depths of Sanctuary, you should learn the best Diablo 4 settings to maximize your dungeon-crawling experience.

Unlocking the full potential of a game like Diablo 4 requires finding the perfect balance of settings that enhance both visual fidelity and gameplay performance.

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The best Diablo 4 settings for graphics and gameplay

Diablo 4 Hawazar stage
Credit: Blizzard Entertainment

Selecting the proper graphics settings ultimately comes down to your PC’s capabilities. Fortunately, Blizzard Entertainment has released the minimum and recommended system requirements for playing Diablo 4 on Windows.

There are plenty of settings to adjust in Diablo 4, and here are our recommendations for better gameplay and improved visual quality.

These settings are subject to change, with Blizzard introducing programming changes as they update and improve the game.

Graphic settings

Display modeFullscreen
ResolutionYour monitor’s native resolution
HDROn (see recommended HDR settings below)
Lock cursorDisable
Peripheral lightingEnable
Resolution percentage100%
Temporal reconstructionDisable
Texture qualityMedium
Anisotropic filtering2x
Shadow qualityLow or Medium
Dynamic shadowsDisable
Soft shadowsDisable
Shader qualityMedium
Clutter qualityLow
Fur qualityLow
Water simulationLow
Anti-aliasing qualityLow
Geometric complexityMedium
Terrain geometry detailMedium
Physics qualityLow
Particle qualityLow
Reflection qualityLow
Screen space reflectionsDisable
Low FXEnable if the game isn’t running smoothly

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Best Diablo 4 HDR settings

Diablo 4 Kehjitstan
Credit: Blizzard Entertainment
Black pointLowest setting possible
Brightness250 — Standard factory settings
White point1,000 — Standard factory settings

How to improve your FPS in Diablo 4

To optimize your FPS, consider adjusting the Max Foreground setting to match the maximum refresh rate of your monitor. This will help ensure the game runs seamlessly and fully utilize your hardware capabilities.

We recommend adjusting the Max Background setting to 8, or a lower value, to optimize your system’s resources when the game runs in the background. Finally, make sure your graphics card drivers are up-to-date for optimal performance.

Gameplay settings

Best Diablo 4 settings
Credit: Blizzard Entertainment
Show damage numbersOn
Show health barsOn
Show resource barsOn
Show advanced tooltipsOn
Show item comparison tooltipsOn
Show character sheet hotkeyOn
Elective modeOn — Allow customization of skill slot
Monster health barsAlways on
Advanced tooltipsOn
Hold to confirm salvageOn

Lastly, experiment with different options to take advantage of the advanced features and accessibility options. Don’t forget to consider your hardware capabilities to strike the perfect balance between performance and aesthetics.

With the proper settings, you’ll be ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through the depths of Diablo 4’s infernal realms.

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